18 February 2014

Building Blocks: Bookshelf Edition

Well, I am seriously over this snowy mess we have been having lately. Can a girl get a warm, sunny day up in here! Hello, Spring, I’m talking to you. The one upside? No excuse to not get house projects done. And we have had a few productive weeks.

One of the more drastic projects of late is building bookshelves on either side of the fireplace.  We wanted to add more character and storage to the family room and thought adding the bookshelves was the best way to achieve that.  The nice thing is is my dad has done several carpentry projects over the years, so he volunteered to help us. (Thankfully because we would have been a mess without him. We would have gotten it done, just would have taken about 100x longer!)

06 February 2014

Taming Taz – Life as of Late

You would think that life would start to slow and ease back into a comfortable pace after the holidays. Not the case.  We've had a whirlwind of activity and are just starting to come up for air.  Hope you guys are ready for an action (and picture) packed blogisode!

15 January 2014

Globetrotting Kitchen Crusader: From the Alps to the House

You’re probably wondering if TBW even does projects anymore because it has been that long since a project post….well, the answer is a big, fat YES! Let me tell you, the month of December/January has been nuts. Being the worrywart I am, I didn't want to mention anything before these events happened. You never know what crazy people are out there in the internet world.

From December 19 to January 7, I was only home two nights. I was a regular ol’ globetrotter. The list goes Chapel Hill, Lumberton, Seaford, Switzerland (WHAT?!), Myrtle Beach, and Charleston. I won’t bore you with a bunch of trip details, but I will leave you with these few pictures from our gallivanting across the Swiss Alps…

09 January 2014

Schooled: Renovation Style

Here’s to hoping 2014 is off to a great start for everyone! Thought we would share some humor (mainly at our own expense) for all of you DIY Divas (or dudes) out there. If you’ve ever gone through a remodel, you can probably relate to most of the things on this list – and if you’re just dipping your toe into the pool of renovation…buckle up.

02 January 2014

New Year’s Revolution: Rage against the Resolution

Happy New Year! I can remember where I was for Y2K, when everyone was prepping for the world to end. I was in my friend’s living room and her dad cut the power to the house. EVERYONE freaked out – but me. The ever over-analytical child, I’m like “why are the neighbor’s Christmas lights still kicking?” Crisis averted.

I understand the premise of setting New Year’s resolutions – to challenge yourself to become a better person, to improve your life…for two short weeks. That, my friends, is why instead of setting “resolutions” for myself…I’m revolting.

30 December 2013

Wrapping Up the Holidays: Fun Facts

What a fun-crazy-beautiful time of the year Christmas is! I hope that you were able to spend your time much like I did -- surrounded with fun, family and laughter.

With the holiday season and 2013 coming to a close, I thought I'd take a minute to share with you guys some fun little facts about how my family spends the holidays and what some of our family traditions are -- hope you enjoy!

04 December 2013

Double Take: Lane Cedar Chest

At the end of September, I wrote a post about buying a Lane Cedar trunk from a yard sale – see here.  It found a new home at the end of our bed (which has been moved upstairs to the guest bedroom because we got a new mattress!!), but it needed some sprucing up. Hello makeover time!